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Engine Hydration for TULSA Drivers: Role of Your Water Pump

Sunday 09 December 2018

The cooling system in an engine has five components: the radiator, the radiator cap, the hoses, the thermostat and the water pump. The water is literally the heart of the system. Just as your own heart keeps your blood circulating through your body, the water pump keeps coolant circulating through your engine.The water pump is driven by a belt, chain or gear and only operates while the engine is running. It has a limited life span and sooner or later will have to be replaced. Yo... read more

Super Slick at Cartec Automotive Service in TULSA: Synthetic Oil

Sunday 02 December 2018

When you get an oil change, it's always a safe bet to just use the type of oil the manufacturer recommends. But sometimes we're asked if we'd like conventional or synthetic motor oil. We glance at the price tags on the two options and choose the cheaper one. But in this case, the more expensive oil might be the better bargain for TULSA drivers. Conventional oil is made from petroleum. Its molecules form long hydrocarbon chains. Synthetic motor oi... read more

Automotive Tips from Cartec Automotive Service: Serpentine Belt Tensioner

Sunday 25 November 2018

The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining optimal tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. At Cartec Automotive Service we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so they should always be replaced together. A worn tensioner prevents the accessories from spinning properly, leading to premature wear and noise for TULSA drivers.Your vehicle manufacturer has a recommended mileage in... read more

To Save Gas Around TULSA: Keep up with Your Scheduled Service

Sunday 18 November 2018

  One topic that hits the news in OK on a regular basis is the price of gas. The answer for some OK drivers is to buy a vehicle that gets better fuel economy. For those of us in TULSA who don't want to add a car payment to our monthly expenses, we need to improve our fuel economy any way we can.Following recommended service intervals by coming into Cartec Automotive Service is one of the best ways people in TULSA can keep their vehicle running efficiently. That means better fuel economy. Wh... read more

Breathe Deep in TULSA With a New Cabin Air Filter

Sunday 11 November 2018

Poor interior air quality is nothing to sneeze at, and TULSA auto owners might be interested to know that more and more new cars are coming equipped with a cabin air filter. Check your vehicle owner's manual, but they typically need to be replaced at around 12,000 to 15,000 miles (19,000 to 24,000 kilometers).The filter is usually under the vehicle hood or under the dashboard. Some are a little tricky to get to, so you'll want to have your friendly and knowledgeable Cartec Automotiv... read more

Fuel Saving Tip: Car Weight and Your OK Driving

Sunday 04 November 2018

Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from TULSA knows this makes sense.Some of us in the TULSA area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I'm not talkin' what you see in the mirror.Guys: sports equipment and tools. Ladies: well, just take a look around the passenger compartment and trunk. I think my car has about 45 pounds of french fries on the floor.All that extra weight wastes gas as you drive between here and there, and everywhere else.Lose the junk and save some m... read more

Hold the Oil! (Oil Pan Gasket Replacement)

Monday 29 October 2018

You've likely heard how important oil is to your vehicle's engine. Did you know that there's one part that's responsible for holding that oil so you can use it every day? It's called the oil pan, and it sits at the bottom of the engine. The oil pan is a vital, though simple, part of your engine's lubrication system. Oil circulates through parts of your engine to keep them lubricated. It reduces friction so everything works smoothly. Without oil, friction would quickly destroy your engine. The oi... read more

Hold the Oil! (Oil Pan Gasket Replacement)

Monday 29 October 2018

You've likely heard how important oil is to your vehicle's engine. Did you know that there's one part that's responsible for holding that oil so you can use it every day? It's called the oil pan, and it sits at the bottom of the engine. The oil pan is a vital, though simple, part of your engine's lubrication system. Oil circulates through parts of your engine to keep them lubricated. It reduces friction so everything works smoothly. Without oil, friction would quickly destroy your engine. The oi... read more

Talk to Cartec Automotive Service About New Shoes for Your Vehicle

Sunday 21 October 2018

Custom wheels are one way that TULSA folks express themselves and personalize their vehicle. But they aren't as cheap and easy as sticking decals on your back window. There are several factors that need to be considered, including cost, the fit of the wheel, modifications that will have to be made to the vehicle, how the new wheels and tires will affect the operation of the vehicle, your driving habits and, of course, the style of the wheels. Most TULSA drivers st... read more

Getting New Tires in TULSA?

Sunday 14 October 2018

There are so many tire choices in the TULSA area that selecting the right one can be a bit overwhelming for drivers. And even though it's kind of fun to have new tires on your vehicle, they're a significant investment for most TULSA area folks so you want do it right.Tip: talk with your friendly and knowledgeable Cartec Automotive Service tire professional. He'll help you sort through the choices.Here are some of the issues you'll talk about: One is size &ndash... read more

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